Casting Complete for Hollywood Bowl Camelot; Creative Team Announced

News   Casting Complete for Hollywood Bowl Camelot; Creative Team Announced Casting is now complete for the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming staged presentation of Lerner and Loewe's Camelot.

As previously announced, the cast of the 7:30 PM concert on Aug. 14 will feature Jeremy Irons as King Arthur, Melissa Errico as Guenevere, Paxton Whitehead as Sir Pellinore, James Barbour as Lancelot, Orson Bean as Merlyn, Malcolm Gets as Mordred, Benjamin Platt as Tom of Warwick, Thomas Ian Griffith as Sir Dinadan, Melissa Hoff as Nimue, Anthony Meindl as Sir Lionel and Kevin Earley as Sir Sagramore.

The Lords, Ladies and Knights of Camelot comprise Seth Belliston, Robert Bottoms, Stephen Breithaupt, David Brouwer, Wendy Calio, Kelly Connolly, Jeremy Duvall, Gary Franco, Dameka Hayes, Nicole Kaplan, Diana Kavilis, Heather Lipson, Joel Longenecker, Robert Marra, Tracy Powell, Lance Roberts, Bryce Ryness, German Santiago, Jean M. Sayeg, Jennifer Shelton, Lawson Skala, Sage Thommen, Mary Van Arsdel and Kristen Williams.

Gordon Hunt will direct the classic musical about the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. The concert staging will also feature the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra — under the direction of John Mauceri — and the Mitch Hanlon Singers, and the creative team also includes Kay Cole (choreography), Casey Cowan (lighting design), Evan Bartoletti (scenic design) and Lisa Ann Hill (costume design).

Last summer, the Bowl presented Michele Lee and Christine Ebersole in Jerry Herman's Mame. Previous staged concert productions at the Bowl include Errico and John Lithgow in My Fair Lady and Eric McCormack and Kristin Chenoweth in Meredith Willson's The Music Man.

Camelot — featuring music by Frederick Loewe and book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner — originally opened at Broadway’s Majestic Theatre in Dec. 1960, playing 873 performances before closing Jan. 5, 1963. The premiere company included Richard Burton, Julie Andrews, Robert Goulet, Robert Coote, John Cullum and Roddy McDowall. The classic Lerner and Loewe score boasts such tunes as "If Ever I Would Leave You," "I Loved You Once in Silence," "Follow Me," "I Wonder What the King Is Doing Tonight" and the title tune. The Hollywood Bowl is located at 2301 Highland Avenue in Hollywood, CA. Tickets for Camelot are available by calling (323) 850-2000. Go to www.hollywoodbowl.org for more information.